Friday, October 22, 2010

Sold Already

Thanks to my loyal and benevolent fanbase, my most recent trio has been sold before I can even get it listed on Etsy. (Thanks, Ida!) Sorry to all of you who have been waiting for me to post this week. I suppose if you want to get in line, you can e-mail me. The only catch is that, on the trio, you can't choose colors or styles. They consist of whatever I can get to that week.

As for my most recently completed custom order, please scroll down if you want to see that. I know that half of you come here just to follow my creative journey and support me, and the other half come looking for something to buy. You are ALL so amazing! I still can't believe the support and encouragement you all offer me on so many levels! Thank you and thank you again! I would sew till my fingers were raw just to see all the smiling faces of all those darling little girls with their modest Barbies. If only.... If only there were more hours in the day.

All my love,

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Custom order

This is an order for a long-standing customer of mine, posted here so she can see it all better. I hope the rest of you enjoy it, too.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Catch Up

I wanted to get so much more done this week.
But it wasn't meant to be. One occupational hazard of working from home, and being a mother, is that your schedule is never what you plan it to be. Hence, I am a bit behind on my custom orders, and making strides to catch up. Despite that, here are a few of the things I got done.

To the right, you can see my darling "wedding" formal that I made for my neice's birthday. The little jacket is actually for another client, but they look SO cute together! It reminds me of an Austen novel, and I have other patterns already planned to play around with that idea.
Here is the set I made for Etsy this week. I especially like the blue dress. It reminds me of a 1960's dress--something you could see Samantha from "Bewitched" wearing. I also am very happy with the colors in this set. They are the 3 most requested Barbie clothing colors: pink, red, and light blue. Love it!! I also love that I didn't have to cut out any of the fabric! Woot for Emily, my fabric cutter!

As for this coming week, I will have to work VERY hard not to fall behind again since the kids are out of school tomorrow AND Monday, and... Monday is my birthday and I am SO going to party! (party, that is, in a very pregnant, Mormon, housewife kind of way, which, believe me, is full of plenty of fun!)

I have plans to get out another set like the one above, as well as a set of swimsuits (keep an eye on Etsy!), and also get really close to completing the custom order I have been working on. Phew! See ya soon!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

C'mon, Barbie!

Okay, Barbie! It's time to shop for Christmas!

As planned, I have posted my first "Outfit Trio" in anticipation of the Christmas season, It contains outfits often requested by customers, and at a good price. At the VERY least, I will post one trio a week, but three a week is my true goal.

This week marks a momentous occasion: Hiring my FIRST "employee". My darling neighbor, Emily, has graciously offered to be employed in my service as official "pattern cutter", and it felt amazing to drop off my first load of fabric and patterns to her yesterday. Thanks, Emily!

I just realized that I have to take the dog to the vet....
See ya!